10 of the best baby purees

Get weaning off to a flying start with our pick of the tastiest purees to tempt your tot

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Carrot puree

Purees made with a single vegetable are ideal for first weaning. Carrot puree tends to be a popular choice, thanks to its sweet taste and smooth texture. 

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Apple puree

After introducing vegetable purees to your baby, you can introduce single fruit purees too. Apple is appealing on its own but also combines well with other fruit and veg such as pear or parsnip, and later on, meats including chicken and pork.

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Sweet potato puree

Perenially popular with babies of weaning age and beyond, sweet potato makes a smooth, creamy puree, and is very versatile – as your baby grows, try it baked in its skin with grated cheese on top, cut into wedges and roasted, or as a topping for shepherd’s pie.

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Courgette and cauliflower puree

Green veg are a great source of vitamins, but their bitter taste can be hard for babies to handle. Combining greens like courgette with a sweeter vegetable like cauliflower makes them more palatable for tiny tastebuds.

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Apple, pear and apricot puree

Full of vitamins and iron, this puree is tasty on its own, or mixed with natural yoghurt or breakfast cereal. For a quick, no-cook puree, try making it with tinned fruit (in juice) rather than fresh.

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